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The Right Kind of Crazy

Madness. It reigned over and rained on this city just weeks before we landed this weekend at McCarran International airport. Las Vegas–affectionately dubbed “sin-city”–was shaken to its core when sin made its ugliest darkside known. A thoroughly broken man lit up this city of lights with a semi-automatic weapon, a bump stock and a cache […]

Sacred Pandemonium

It finally happened. After 37 Christmases with 3 children, their loves and our 7 grandkids I guess it was inevitable. In National Lampoon worthy fashion, this year the Christmas tree fell over. Now, to be accurate, we have two trees. The formal, pretty one we call “Mom’s tree” and the other is the “family tree”. […]

Circle Of Quiet…Clamor of Evil

Andrew. Opal. Charlie. Ivan. Jeanne. Francis. Dennis. Wilma. Just ordinary names…until you attach them to Hurricanes.  I’ve lived through all 8 of these in my 30 years as a Floridian. But 2004 was a banner year! Charlie, Ivan and Jeanne all visited within six weeks of each other. It was like the family reunion from […]

Light From A Bug’s Butt

“Look Pawpaw…its butt lights up!” That’s exactly what you’d expect to hear from a 5-year-old seeing fireflies for the first time in his young life. Mikey was mesmerized by the bioluminescent glow of the lightning bugs all around us as we waited for the 4th of July fireworks to come streaming off the hilltop in McCaysville, […]

Earth and Heav’n…One

Around the turn of this century, a New York pastor named Maltbie Babcock used to go for long walks up a steep escarpment that overlooked rolling orchards and beautiful Lake Ontario. When asked before any of these hikes where he was heading, he smilingly replied “…out to see my Father’s world“. It was on one […]

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